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Singapore

About Singapore
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and is 137 kilometers (85 mi) north of the equator. The country is highly urbanized, with very little primary rainforest remaining. Its territory has consistently expanded through land reclamation. Singapore is one of the world's leading commercial hubs, with the fourth-biggest financial centre and one of the five busiest ports. Its globalised and diversified economy depends heavily on trade, especially in manufacturing.
Living in Singapore
History - The earliest known settlement on Singapore was in the second century AD. Part of various local empires since being settled in the second century AD, modern Singapore was founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles as a trading post of the East India Company with the permission of the Johor Sultanate. The British obtained sovereignty over the island in 1824, and Singapore became one of the British Straits Settlements in 1826.Occupied by the Japanese during World War II, Singapore declared independence from the United Kingdom in 1963 and united with other former British territories to form Malaysia, from which it departed two years later. Since then, it has developed rapidly, earning recognition as one of Four Asian Tigers.

Singapore is a unitary multiparty parliamentary republic with a Westminster system of unicameral parliamentary government after People's Action Party has won every election since self-government in 1959.

Climate and Environment- Singapore consists of 63 islands, including the main island, widely known as Singapore Island but also as Pulau Ujong. Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no distinctive seasons, uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity, and abundant rainfall. Relative humidity averages around 79% in the morning and 73% in the afternoon. April and May are the hottest months, with the wetter monsoon season from November to January. 5% of Singapore's land is set aside as nature reserves.

Culture and Religion- The country has strict laws against drug use and has one of the lowest rates of drug use in the world. Singapore is a very diverse and young country. It has many languages, religions, and cultures for a country its size. Due to the many languages and cultures in the country, there is no single set of culturally acceptable behaviours.

Singapore has a reputation as a nanny state. Singaporeans who speak English as their native language tend to lean toward Western culture, while those who speak Chinese languages as their native language tend to lean toward Chinese culture and Confucianism. Malay-speaking Singaporeans tend to lean toward Malay culture, which itself is closely linked to Islamic culture. Those who speak Indian languages as their native language would probably lean toward Indian culture.
Education in Singapore
Singapore is becoming a “Global Schoolhouse” offering a diverse and distinctive mix of educational services in a safe, cosmopolitan and comfortable environment. Singapore's education system has been described as "world-leading" and in 2010. Students are not allowed to engage in any undesirable or work-related activities for the duration of their studies in Singapore.

Most of the institutions in Singapore offer internships as part of their curriculum. Many of them have tie-ups with various commercial establishments to train their students from 4 months to 6 months and then absorb them. The average stipend during internship is around $ 2,500 monthly.
Working in Singapore
Singaporean employees work an average of around 45 hours weekly, relatively long compared to many other nations. Three in four Singaporean employees surveyed stated that they take pride in doing their work well, and that doing so helps their self-confidence.

Working in a foreign country requires a work permit or visa. In Singapore, your monthly salary determines whether you need to apply for an Employment Pass or a Work Visa. Employment Passes are meant for professionals who make more than $2,800 a month and Work Visas for those who make less than that amount. Employment Passes are further divided into "P" and "Q" qualifications. "P" passes are designed for professionals who make at least $4,000, while those who make between $2,800 and $4,000 will receive a "Q" classification.